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In-person absentee voting starts Monday

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 2:29 pm

In-person absentee voting for the March 12 school district elections will kick off on Monday, the Kootenai County clerk announced today.

Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Joint and Post Falls school districts each have a supplemental maintenance and operations levy on the ballot.

People can cast absentee ballots at the county Elections Office from this Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 8, said Clerk Cliff Hayes.

Only voters registered within the three school district boundaries are eligible to vote in the election.

The Elections Office, 1808 N. Third St. in Coeur d'Alene, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Currently registered voters should bring a photo ID. They can also sign a personal identity affidavit instead.

New registrants, or those who have moved and are re-registering, should bring a photo ID and proof of residing at their address for 30 days.

Voters who have questions about proof of residency documents should call the Elections Office, 446-1030.   

Kootenai County also mails absentee ballots with return postage pre-paid.

An absentee ballot request form is available at

The form can be returned to the elections office by mail, fax or e-mail.

Sample ballots for the three school district levies are available at:

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  • Bob Loblaw posted at 5:28 pm on Fri, Feb 22, 2013.

    Bob Loblaw Posts: 413

    Vote early and vote often. It's the Chicago way.

  • greyhound2 posted at 6:58 pm on Thu, Feb 21, 2013.

    greyhound2 Posts: 897

    One way to guarantee passage is to rig an election. While there is nothing known today that wasn't known last November, there is one important diffrerence: people were in the mind and schchulded to vote in November, and not some off-the-wall date in March. It is a lot easier for district employees and the PTA to stuff the ballot box at the schools with a simple majority than at a regular election date at a regular polling place.

    If you look at your property tax bill, there are 14 different agencies with 14 different phone numbers with 14 different special elections all requesting, not a lot each, but when added up is a heavy burden. It would be more fair, and more legitimate, for levies to be posted on a regular election date.

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